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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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Simon Pritchard

Tel:
Work 020 7456 2551
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Web:
www.linklaters.com/AboutUs/OurPeople/Pages/SimonPritchard.aspx
Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Competition.

Position

Partner in Competition/Antitrust with experience in UK and EU merger control and antitrust matters, including abuse of dominance, CAT litigation and cartel defence work. Simon has expertise across a range of industry sectors including consumer goods and retailing, transport, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, IT, financial services and chemicals.

Career

Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Brussels 1999-2000; associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Washington D.C. 2001-03; senior director, mergers, Office of Fair Trading, London 2003-08 (deputy director, mergers 2003-05; director, mergers 2005-07); partner, Allen & Overy LLP, London 2009-13; partner, Linklaters, London 2013 to date.

Languages

English, German, Dutch.

Member

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Member of the New York Bar
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia (non-practising)

Education

University of Adelaide (1989-96 BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)); University of Heidelberg (1996-97 LLM).


London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Pritchard - Linklaters LLP

Within: EU and competition

The ‚Äėfirst-class‚Äô team at¬†Linklaters LLP¬†¬†is noted for its ‚Äėquick, thoughtful, friendly and commercial‚Äô approach, with a special focus on the financial services, mining, energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, retail and oil and gas sectors. ‚ÄėExcellent‚Äô practice head¬†Nicole Kar¬†‚Äėis laser-focused on what the client wants and what needs to be done to get that‚Äô. Kar and¬†Simon Pritchard¬†advised Amec Foster Wheeler on its ¬£2.2bn takeover by John Wood Group, which involved the use of a novel ‚Äėtwin-track‚Äô approach which allowed for Phase 1 clearance to be obtained swiftly and avoided the need for a Phase 2 investigation. Another highlight saw¬†Christian Ahlborn¬†advising Unilever on an investigation by the CMA into alleged abuse of dominance in the supply of single-wrapped impulse ice cream. Ahlborn is recommended for his ‚Äėdeep understanding of the law and a mastery of economics that enables him to get to the bottom of the most complex competition problem‚Äô.¬†Natura Gracia¬†is noted for her ‚Äėpractical approach‚Äô, and managing associate¬†Anna Mitchell¬†is ‚Äėinsightful, hardworking, and a pleasure to work with‚Äô. The firm‚Äôs global chairman¬†Sir Christopher Bellamy¬†is noted for his advice on multi-jurisdictional cases, having previously been president of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The team saw the departures of Michael Cutting¬†Paula Riedel¬†to join the CAT and¬†Kirkland & Ellis International LLP¬†respectively.

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